Ultrasound-based augmented tongue technology could improve speech therapy

Ultrasound-based augmented tongue technology could improve speech therapy

A novel system that converts ultrasound scans of the movement of the tongue into an augmented reality “talking head” could be used to improve speech-therapy techniques. Developed by a team from the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France the technology uses an ultrasound probe placed under the jaw to scan the movement of the tongue, palate and teeth. These movements are then processed by a specially-developed machine learning algorithm that controls an “articulatory talking head,” that can be used to help speech therapists and patients better understand the physical processes occurring during speech. Typically, a speech therapist […]